The Most Expensive Walt Disney World Events of All Time

When Disney World announced the prices for this year’s Very Merriest Hours Party, we saw many jaws drop. With prices ranging up to $249, we could understand the sentiment.

Mickey and Minnie in their holiday best!

It’s true that the parties on December 19th and December 21st are the most expensive events ever held for guests at Disney World, but we’ve seen some other pricey events, too.

Here are the nine most expensive specially-ticketed events we’ve seen at Walt Disney World.

1. 2021 Disney Very Merriest After Hours Party

Holidays in Magic Kingdom

As we previously mentioned, Magic Kingdom’s 2021 Very Merriest After Hours Party is the most expensive guest event at Disney World. Ticket prices are $249 per person for December 19th and 21st and run from $189 to $229 per ticket for other dates.

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2. 2021 After Hours Boo Bash

Pirate Goofy at Boo Bash

Likewise, the 2021 Boo Bash After Hours parties are also expensive and come in second. Guests are paying $211 per ticket for October 31st, with other dates running from $137.09 to $179.99.

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3. 2020 Disney Villains After Hours

Queen of Hearts Photo Op at Disney Villains After Hours party

Perhaps unsurprisingly, another After Hours party at Disney World comes in third. The 2020 Disney Villains After Hours party at Magic Kingdom ran guests $155 per ticket if purchased at the gate or $145 per ticket if bought in advance.

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4. 2019 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

MIckey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Stage Show

Next up are the standard longer parties we saw around Christmas and Halloween before Disney World’s closure. And coming in at #4 is the 2019 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, which cost guests $148.04 per ticket for December 20th and 22nd, with other dates costing from $99 to $129.

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5. 2020 Disney After Hours at Animal Kingdom

After Hours at Animal Kingdom

Before Disney World’s closure, there were After Hours events at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, too. The 2020 Disney After Hours at Animal Kingdom cost guests $139 per ticket if bought at the gate and $129 per ticket if bought in advance.

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6. 2019 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Boo To You Parade at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

In 2019, the tickets for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party were $129 per ticket if bought at the gate and $125 if bought in advance. So far, this was the last year Disney World had the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. The party was canceled in 2020 and then replaced with the BOO Bash After Hours in 2021.

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7. 2019 Disney After Hours Parties

Minnie Mouse at the Hollywood Studios After Hours party

Disney had a series of After Hours parties at the parks in 2019. Prices for those were $129 per ticket if bought at the gate and $125 per ticket if bought in advance. That’s still considerably less than the least expensive ticket for the 2021 Very Merriest After Hours party (which is $189).

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8. 2018 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Minnie’s Not-So-Scary Berry Cupcake

If you’re noticing a trend that the price of parties has increased over the past few years, you’re right. In 2018, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets were just $125 per ticket for October 31st and $74-$109 for other dates.

9. 2018 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Interestingly enough, in 2018, the price for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party for the most expensive day was the same as Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party on Halloween. That cost was $125 per ticket on December 21st, with other dates costing $99 to $115 per ticket.

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Yes, we have noticed that the After Hours parties tend to offer less time in the parks as well as less entertainment and activities, although their prices seem to have historically been more than the longer holiday parties. And prices have certainly gone up over the past three years for all of these special events.

We’ll continue to keep an eye on every special event at Disney World, and you can count on us to cover each and every one.

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What do you think? Is the increase in price for parties and after hours events worth it? Let us know in the comments.

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